Crotalus atrox

Crotalus atrox Baird and Girard, 1853

Common Names

Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake (English)

Languages: English

Overview

Common Names

Western diamond-backed rattlesnake

Author(s): Mohammadi, Shabnam
Rights holder(s): Mohammadi, Shabnam

Ecology and Distribution

Distribution

Southwestern USA and northern Mexico: from central Arkansas and southeastern California (USA) south to northern Sinaloa, Hidalgo, and nothern Veraruz (Mexico).  Isolated populations occur in southern Veracruz and southeastern Oaxaca (McDiarmid et al., 1999).

Author(s): Mohammadi, Shabnam
Rights holder(s): Mohammadi, Shabnam

Additional Notes

Notes

Holotype: USNM 7761

Type-locality: "Indianola" [Indianola, Calhoun County, Texas, USA] (McDiarmid et al., 1999).

Author(s): Mohammadi, Shabnam
Rights holder(s): Mohammadi, Shabnam

Taxonomy

  • Crotalus confluentus SAY 1823 (synonym)

References

McDiarmid, R. W., Campbell J. A., & TourĂ© T'S. A. (1999).  Snake species of the world: A taxonomic and geographic reference.. 1, 511. Washington, DC: The Herpetologists' League.